The Blossoming of the Beloved Community

by Rabbi Adina Allen

In Exodus, God promises to dwell bitocham (within / among us) when we create the right conditions. Korach, using the same word, opens the possibility for us to wrestle with what it actually means for all of us to be holy, and how this understanding affects the type of community we create. His actions might be understood as an attempt to provoke the community and its leadership to engage in the necessary struggle for those conditions to become manifest— where challenge can be held as sacred and the sacred can withstand being challenged.... Read the full Huffington Post article here